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May 2017

Newport: “Purifying the Poem” with A. Molotkov

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Poet A. Molotkov, author of The Catalog of Broken Things, will discuss “Purifying the Poem” at the May 21 meeting of Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. The workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library. Purifying the Poem: Poetry Workshop During this free workshop, Molotov will discuss why poetry is (or is…

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Corvallis: “Sell Your Book, Not Your Soul” with Gary Corbin

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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$10

On Monday, May 22nd at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis (Allison Room), 114 SW 8th St. (Use 9th St. parking lot) Willamette Writers on the River (WWotR) will host Gary Corbin who will present on marketing the self-published novel. Sell Your Novel, Not Your Soul Self-published author Gary Corbin (Lying in Judgment, The Mountain…

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June 2017

Eugene: Authors Gala

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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$10

The Eugene Mid-Valley Chapter is hosting their annual Author’s Gala on June 1st. Members can submit an excerpt of their published writing (about seven minutes worth) that, if selected, they can read at the Gala for their family and friends. The Author’s Gala is a celebration of Willamette Writers, of our members, and of the…

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Southern Oregon: “Creating Your Online Presence” with Orit Ofri

June 3
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Free - $35

Morning session: “Start Your Author Platform” 10 AM-12 PM (free for members, $10 for guests) If you're ready to work on your platform (or want to know what an Author Platform is), join us for this interactive slideshow presentation by Orit Ofri, the Online Presence Coach, who will take us through the steps of building the author…

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Portland: Meeting with Tex Thompson

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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Auntie M's Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion “Yeah, writing is great, but I tell you what I really love: constantly shilling my book to a crowd of indifferent strangers.” Said no writer, ever. But while marketing yourself is an unavoidable task, it doesn’t have to be an unbearable chore. If you’re disappointed, burned out, or just…

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Newport: “Turning No to Yes” with Jamie Duclos-Yourdon

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Portland author Jamie Duclos-Yourdon will discuss “Turning No to Yes” at the June 18 meeting of the Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library. Turning No to Yes: Workshop Duclos-Yourdon produced seven manuscripts before publishing his debut novel, Froelich's Ladder, with Forest Avenue Press…

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Corvallis: WWotR’s Quarterly Reading

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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You wrote it… You sweated over it… Now read it aloud! at Willamette Writers on the River’s Spring Reading Sign up to read your own work to a live audience! Monday, March 27, 2017 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Alison Hall Corvallis, OR Use 9th St. Parking Lot Entrance Reading your…

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Salem: A Chapter Meeting

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$10

Willamette Writers Salem dedicates the June meeting to one or two topics chosen by chapter members who attend meetings.   This year we will start the meeting with a discussion about pitches, in preparation for the Willamette Writers Conference. If you have pitched at conference before, please share your experience with the group!   After the discussion,…

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July 2017

Portland: Special Meeting – First Page Exchange – NEW PLACE AND TIME

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TaborSpace, Portland, 5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215
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Free
PDX July meeting

*** Special time and location due to the 4th of July: THURSDAY @ TaborSpace *** Join us on Thursday July 6th from 7-8:15 PM at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont Street in Portland) for a first page exchange. We will first discuss what readers are looking for in first pages, then we will dive in, commenting on each…

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Corvallis: “The Art of the Submission” with Laura Stanfill

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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$10
Laura Stanfill of Forest Avenue Press

On Monday, July 24, 2017, 6:30–8:30 PM, Willamette Writers on the River (WWotR) in Corvallis will host Laura Stanfill who will present "The Art of the Submission." The Art of the Submission Query letters are key to earning the attention of publishers and agents. A poorly written letter, or a manuscript that doesn’t start in the right…

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